The Jerome Cochran Building on Forbes Avenue houses the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.


The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management at the University of Pittsburgh is comprised of four key areas: Emergency Management & Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, Integrated Security, and the Pitt Police.


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Business Continuity and Crisis Planning

UPitt Ready is the University of Pittsburgh's resource and planning tool to help schools, departments and individual units maintain their academic and business continuity in a time of crisis. What exactly is academic and business continuity? Continuity planning will help the University continue its operations and services in the face of a disruptive or catastrophic event and recover from the event.  The longer an institution takes to recover, the greater damage it sustains to its reputation. At Pitt, we call this plan UPitt Ready. More information, including an FAQ, can be found on our site.

For more information or questions regarding a problem, contact Charlyn Loera, the University's business continuity manager, at



Public Safety and Emergency Management Contacts

Ted Fritz
Vice Chancellor - Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Scott Argiro
Assistant Vice Chancellor - Director of Integrated Security

Bob Chamberlain
Emergency Coordinator

For assistance, please contact:
Tina Torquato

IN AN EMERGENCY, dial 412-624-2121